The Michigan Service Hub exists to aggregate Michigan’s strong, varied digital collections, for contribution to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). With:
The Michigan Service Hub aims to extend and enrich the DPLA with the state’s many digital cultural resources.
The Michigan Service Hub will aggregate content from a variety of partners through a series of regional hubs in Michigan. Regional hubs will collect metadata from libraries, archives, historical societies and museums in their area, and share that data with the Digital Public Library of America.
Data is ingested from partners, preferably via OAI-PMH. That data is normalized and aggregated into a single output, which in turn is harvested by DPLA. All metadata contributed to the Michigan Service Hub will carry a Creative Commons Zero (CC0) Public Domain Dedication (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/), although the digital objects represented by this metadata may be covered under other more restrictive terms.